Charlton defender Akin Famewo will have a scan on Monday to determine the full extent of a hamstring injury, while Marcus Maddison could be in contention to return for the Addicks clash with Fleetwood on Tuesday, manager Lee Bowyer has revealed.
On loan Norwich centre back Famewo was forced off late in Charlton’s 2-0 win on Portsmouth on Saturday with the injury, and it seems the Addicks are soon set to discover just how serious the problem is.
Providing an update on 21-year-old, Bowyer told London News Online: “He’s going for a scan today – so we’ll see how he is. Apparently it was a lot better yesterday. He’s been having a bit of neural trouble, so we’re not 100 per cent sure it is his hamstring.”
Maddison meanwhile, has been in and out of the squad since joining the club over the summer, with an ankle problem restricting him to just a handful of minutes on the pitch, although it seems the attacker is making encouraging progress towards a return to action.
Discussing the situation surrounding Maddison, Bowyer went on to add: “Marcus was outside running again yesterday. It is a horrible little injury – I’ve had it.
“With the ankle when you catch it wrong it is not good. But it’s settled down over the weekend. I don’t know where he is at because we’ve not had our meeting this morning yet. He might be okay to be on the bench.”
Charlton go into tomorrow night’s game off the back of five straight wins, and have not conceded in their last six, meaning they could even jump to the top of the table with a win, providing other results go their way.
You feel there will be rather mixed feelings for Charlton following this double update.
Famewo has impressed since his move to The Valley, and you feel he will be missed if he is to be out for any length of time, while he himself will be frustrated at missing out on some useful first-team experience.
The situation around Maddison does appear to be more promising however, and that will be a relief for those of a Charlton persuasion.
Maddison has already shown how good he can be at this level in the past, so bringing him into a side that is already playing well and winning can surely only help improve Charlton further, which ought to increase their prospects of promotion this season.